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post updated August 5, 2021
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
Aug 5, 2021
Massaro House, Lake Mahopac, New York State, USA
Design: Lazor Office
photo : Courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Massaro House Lake Mahopac
The most famous architect in American history, Frank Lloyd Wright designed over 1,000 structures, including Fallingwater, Johnson Wax Headquarters and the Guggenheim Museum. Roughly 50 miles north of New York City in the middle of Lake Mahopac on its own island, there is a stunning house cantilevered over the water that has had its share of controversy over whether or not it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Mar 20, 2020
Taliesin West desert laboratory, Arizona, USA
Taliesin West is closed for public access through March 31.
photo : Jwagg0309 / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
Taliesin West is a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, AZ. It is also the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School of Architecture at Taliesin.
The Taliesin LIVE event on April 18th is postponed.
Mar 5, 2020
Taliesin School of Architecture News, Arizona, USA
photo : By Jwagg0309 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35651871
The Taliesin School of Architecture Board has voted to rescind the planned closure.
The Board of Directors for the School of Architecture at Taliesin (SoAT) voted to rescind their previous decision to close its facilities.
The decision followed an international outcry, especially from resident students, over the planned closure. Also, the school secured additional funding to remain open.
The school is located within buildings owned and maintained by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation: to remain open it must gain approval from them.
Oct 21, 2018
Unity Temple Building Restoration, 875 Lake Street, Oak Park, llinois, USA
Restoration Architects: Harboe Architects
photo : Tom Rossiter
Unity Temple Building
Originally completed in 1908, Unity Temple is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s greatest works. It is one of the ten Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright nominated to the World Heritage list.
Aug 9, 2017
Petra Island Homes by Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Lake Mahopac, New York, USA
photo Courtesy Chilton & Chadwick
Petra Island Homes by Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Petra Island is located 50 miles north of New York City. Its two Frank Lloyd Wright properties are listed by international luxury real estate agency Chilton & Chadwick for just under $15 million.
Aug 1, 2017
Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
photo © Jessica Lamirand, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Price Tower One of Twelve Recipients of Getty Foundation’s Keeping It Modern Grants. The sole skyscraper of influential architect Frank Lloyd Wright stands out in the prairie landscape of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Jan 18, 2017
Frank Lloyd Wright House for Sale
‘Tirranna’ home in New Canaan, CT, USA
For the first time in 20 years, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rayward–Shepherd House, also known as Tirranna home, in New Canaan, Connecticut is on the market. The Wall Street Journal reports that the home, which Wright built just before his death in 1959 on a 15-acre wooded estate, has been listed for $8 million by the estate of its long-time owner, the late memorabilia mogul and philanthropist Ted Stanley and his wife Vada.
Though the couple renovated the horse-shaped home, they maintained its original architectural integrity, preserving classic FLW details like built-in bookshelves, cabinets and furniture, as well as other unique features such as a rooftop observatory with telescope, gold leaf chimneys, and sculpture paths that wind through the woods.
source: Frank Lloyd Wright house in New Canaan
Additional resource: Rayward–Shepherd House by Frank Lloyd Wright in New Canaan
Sep 21, 2016
New film of Fallingwater
Fallingwater, Bear Run, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania
Date built: 1935
picture : Simon Garcia | arqfoto.com
Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright – Sep 21, 2016
FLW’s most famous building. The building confidently cantilevers out over a beautiful waterfall. The design is the American Institute of Architects ‘Best American building of last 125 years’. This 20th Century American residence is one of the world’s most famous – and loved – Modern Houses.
Jul 17, 2016
Frank Lloyd Wright Book
This is Frank Lloyd Wright
A new book by Ian Volner and Michael Kirkham
Published by Laurence King in August 2016
It brings the projects and persona of this world-famous architect into vivid focus through witty narrative and specially commissioned contemporary illustrations.
Illustrations by Michael Kirkham
This is Frank Lloyd Wright by Ian Volner and Michael Kirkham and published by Laurence King in August 2016 brings the projects and persona of this world-famous architect into vivid focus through witty narrative and specially commissioned contemporary illustrations.
228 x 171 mm
ISBN – 978 1 78067 856 6
Jan 15, 2016
Norman Lykes Home, Phoenix House, Arizona, USA
Date built: 1959-67
photograph : Wikimedia Commons
The final home that Frank Lloyd Wright designed has gone on sale.
Mar 23, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright Building News
FLW Architecture News Archive 2012-2014
Bachman-Wilson House, USA
The Bachman-Wilson House (1954), designed by FLW, has been purchased by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, reports the Architectural Record. Back in July 2011 e-architect reported that the house was due to be relocated to New York State, but plans have now changed.
photo from Brown Harris Stevens
A Frank Lloyd Wright house that its owners say is imperiled because of frequent flooding will soon be headed for higher ground, and presumably, drier ground, too.
Bachman Wilson House, NJ – relocating to Arkansas
picture from Brown Harris Stevens
Back in January 2014 the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced that it had purchased Wright’s 1954 Bachman-Wilson house, which it plans to relocate from a riverbank in New Jersey to its campus in Bentonville, Arkansas. “It won’t face an issue of rising water here,” said Diane Carroll, a spokeswoman for Crystal Bridges, which opened in 2011 and is funded by heirs to the Walmart fortune.
Dismantling of the 1,800-sqft concrete-and-mahogany structure, which is located near Princeton, N.J., on a branch of the Raritan River, was due to being in January, with the first sections of the house being trucked across the county this spring. After being reassembled in the woodsy, southwest corner of the museum’s 120-acre grounds, the house will open in 2015.
The sale, which caps a far-ranging, three-year global marketing effort on the part of the owners, was necessary because the home was battered by several destructive floods over the years, said Lawrence Tarantino, an architect who bought the property with this wife, Sharon, a designer, in 1988. Tropical Storm Irene was among the worst of the bunch, as it sent six feet of river water through the building, which has 10-foot-tall plate-glass windows and cantilevered roofs. “It pushed us into the decision to sell,” he said. The couple, who specialize in Wright rehabs and have their own firm, Tarantino Architect, have restored a dozen Wright homes over the years, Lawrence said. Ref. http://bachmanwilsonhouse.com/
The David S. Wright Home, Arcadia, Arizona, USA
photo from FLBC
Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture : News page – Dec 21, 2012
The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has facilitated the purchase of the David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix, Arizona, through an LLC owned by an anonymous benefactor. The transaction closed on December 20 2012 for an undisclosed price.
Guggenheim Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition, New York, USA
A Long-Awaited Tribute : Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian House and Pavilion
photo : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York
Guggenheim Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition
United States Building Addition
Apr 20, 2012
Martin House Complex, Buffalo, USA
photo : Biff Henrich / courtesy MHRC
Martin House Complex Buffalo
This residential complex was built for Darwin D. Martin and family. The property is the most substantial and highly developed of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie houses in the Eastern United States. The building has National Historic Landmark status.
Featured Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
Major Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA
photograph : David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York
Guggenheim Museum New York
Fallingwater, Bear Run, Pennsylvania, USA
Designed by FLW between 1934 and 1937 and sited on a spectacular waterfall in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, Fallingwater, the Edgar J. Kaufmann house is considered by many as one of the best works of American architecture.
Houses of Sagaponac, Long Island, New york State, USA
Bachman Wilson House, New Jersey:
photo from Brown Harris Stevens
Houses of Sagaponac
This luxury residential development offers the chance to relocate a restored Frank Lloyd Wright house – the Bachman Wilson House could be set within a neighborhood of houses that emulates a similar design philosophy. The 20th Century property was commissionediIn 1954 by Abraham Wilson and Gloria Bachman. But Frank Lloyd Wright designed a house in Millstone, NJ, that is an area subject to frequent flooding.
Zimmerman House, near Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
photograph © Adrian Welch
Frank Lloyd Wright house : photographs by e-architect editor
V. C. Morris Gift Shop, San Francisco, California
Date built: 1948
picture from Xanadu Gallery
San Francisco Architecture – more photos
Florida Southern Colleges – Child of the Sun, Florida, USA
Dates built: 1938-59
Florida Southern Colleges
This is the largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world. The complex is known collectively as Child of the Sun and features twelve structures although FLW designed eighteen buildings for the site.
Water Dome – centerpiece, a massive, 160-foot-diameter, 74-jet fountain
photo by Florida Southern College
Esplanades and Watson Administration building
photograph © Robin Hill
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Dates built: 1938-41
photo © Robin Hill
image by Florida Southern College
Date built: 1952
photo by Florida Southern College
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Location: Lake Mahopac, New York State, USA
FLW Practice Information
20th Century American architect, celebrated for modern buildings rooted in nature, most famously at Fallingwater, PA, USA.
FLW was the RIBA Gold Medal Winner in 1941.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation was established by Wright at Taliesin West.
Rudolf Schindler – former FLW assistant
Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
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